Mission Valley - Old Town

Handlery Hotel, San Diego

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Rooms come with free Wi-Fi and were just renovated in 2018
  • Warm and friendly service is a staple at this fourth-generation family-owned boutique
  • The property boasts one of the biggest outdoor heated pools in the Mission Valley
  • Free courtesy shuttle to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and other spots within 3 miles

"The staff was exceptional."
22. Mar 2019 - Baxter, MN, USA
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With a family-owned history that spans four generations and over half a century, the Handlery Hotel specializes in friendly service. A moderate price tag and an easy-to-reach locale add to the appeal.

The boutique hotel is set in the north part of town in the Mission Valley neighborhood, so guests can hop on the highway and be at most of the city’s top attractions -- SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, the Fashion Valley Mall and the Gaslamp District -- in 15 minutes flat. Parking is safe and secure and half the price of downtown hotels, plus there’s a convenient complimentary shuttle that treks to Old Town and spots within 3 miles.

Guest rooms -- all renovated in 2018 -- are traditional with modern touches like free Wi-Fi and ergonomic work desks. Just beyond the sleeping quarters sits the centerpiece of the property -- a huge outdoor heated pool and hot tub with plenty of chaises for year-round lounging plus seasonal snacks and beverages from the poolside Reef Lounge. Upgraded Premier rooms offer the best views and quickest access to the pool. The pool area closes at 10 p.m. but can be noisy during the day.

After a dip, head to the 950 Lounge for happy hour cocktails on Mondays-Thursdays, and jazz nights every Friday where staff menu picks like panko-crusted portebello mushroom fries are served in causal SoCal style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at Postcards, which specializes in American bistro cuisine.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed available upon request: US$10 plus tax, per night.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Cribs available for children under age 3.
Extra bed allowed in King Standard and King Superior rooms only.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$250 plus tax per pet per stay.
Maximum weight: 20 kg.
A non-refundable cleaning fee of US$25 plus tax, per night will be charged upon arrival.

One dog only.  The $250 deposit is refundable if no damage or soiling is found in room.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Self Parking for $14.00 per day and $20.00 per day for oversize vehicles. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(602 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.3 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff was exceptional.
Jodi 22. Mar 2019 Baxter, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cheap parking and free breakfast
Jenny Rae 22. Mar 2019 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The property is beautiful and very peaceful sleeping at night. The customer service people were all very pleasant and helpful.
Other Comments
I loved our stay. However, I thought the Travelzoo deal I bought provided that kids eat free with adults. It didn't amount to a large amount, just not what I was expecting. I'm not sure how I could go back and review my original booking to see if kids eat free was included.
cheryl 21. Mar 2019 Mishawaka, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were excellent! Everyone was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great, too.
Other Comments
Great hotel! Very close to all the attractions (old town, sea world, zoo, mission beach area, downtown, fashion valley mall, etc.) The shuttle was included for us, which saved us on $25 sea world parking.
Casey 21. Mar 2019 Mesa, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff is just awesome! Friendly, helpful, and professional.
Leeana 20. Mar 2019 Palmdale, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast buffet and courteous staff.
vilma 19. Mar 2019 Pomona, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and price
Other Comments
Our room wasn’t really renovated as stated, it was more like just painted over old caulking and cracks that were still visible and a new comforter thrown on the bed. The balcony was worse for the wear.
Carrie 18. Mar 2019 Glendora, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was perfect! Staff was very nice. The breakfast was excellent!
Diana 16. Mar 2019 Prescott, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff did a great job.
MARK 16. Mar 2019 Sandy, UT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Shuttle was not very accomodating
Gayle 16. Mar 2019 Fargo, ND, USA

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